Title: The relationship between organisational agility and applying knowledge management

Authors: Hossein Sayyadi Tooranloo; Sepideh Saghafi

Addresses: Management Faculty, Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan, Iran ' Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan, Rafsanjan, Iran

Abstract: The agility is a relatively new concept in today's business that has become a critical capability for the organisations. In fact, it is the most important factor for organisation in the dynamic and turbulent environment. The agile organisations need to adaptability strategies for applying knowledge management tools to overcome uncertainty. This kind of organisations distributes knowledge through creating the knowledge and exchanging the information between people and provides the opportunity to achieve the agility. Therefore, considering the issue of knowledge management and its effect on agility is critical and inevitable for today's organisations. This study aims to study the effect of applying knowledge management on agility as the case study in the ceramic and tile industry. The data was collected using questionnaire. The structural equation method was used to analyse the research hypothesis using Amos software. The results of the study showed that applying knowledge management has positive and meaningful effect on agility that is equal to 0.72.

Keywords: agility; responsiveness; market understanding; competence; speed; flexibility; knowledge management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2018.091360

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2018 Vol.11 No.1, pp.41 - 66

Received: 11 Dec 2016
Accepted: 14 Dec 2017

Published online: 19 Apr 2018 *

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